Mmmm. I'm addicted. We usually eat them daily in our home!!
As a RN I work with puts it (bluntly): "Have you ever saw someone become obese from eating too many avocados??" So very true. I highly doubt avocados are the source of our weight issues. Instead, I'm quite certain it is the endless amounts of fast food, junk food, processed food, etc.
We run a weight loss program at my job. It's always funny (but kind of not) because everyone going through it seems to find a liking for avocados once we talk about how yummy and healthy they are. :) Then a week or so later after they start to "indulge" a bit, we always see them cut way back and really limit the amounts of not only avocados, but nuts, peanut butter, etc that they're eating. We find that it is a huge issue in that they're cutting out most of the healthy fat in the diet - something that is so important to us!! (Yet they'll find room in their meal plan for Halloween candy, cookies, chips, etc....they're so much less likely to limit those!!)
They are fantastic! High in fiber and potassium and the best kind of fats! I eat them almost every day--usually a whole one in my strawberry smoothie for breakfast. They are great to add to a meal, 1/4 or 1/2 will give good nutrients and fat to a meal, and it makes a good snack too.
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11/7/12 6:30 P
I absolutely love avocados and try to eat at least half of one daily, if not the whole thing. Definitely worth the calories!
Well... its worth it but I would only have it in moderation!
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First, I will add the disclaimer that I am one of those low-carb dieters, so fat is not a limited thing with me....but....
Avocado is my go-to food if I feel a craving or binge coming on. It is far better to have 300 calories of fatty and fiber-filled avocado in my stomach than 600 calories of sugar cookies!
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I love it. It's the best when on a diet. I eat my plain or sometimes I would add a little mayo. .
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So worth it!
But I only like the Hass avocados. The Slimcados and Florida avocados are awful, IMO.
The Avocado provides an excellent dose of those good-for-you, unsaturated fatty acids. And avocados deliver almost 20 vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients -- the special plant chemicals that convey myriad health benefits.
Yes, they’re high in fat — but it’s good fat, the same type found in olive oil. Eating an avocado a day can lower cholesterol levels as much as some drugs do....so go ahewad and make your own guacamole — with garlic, chili powder, and cumin — but hold the salt.Or have an Avocado half stuffed with crabmeat.....
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11/6/12 1:08 P
I love it and think it is worth the fat and calories too. I'm lucky enough to get tiny avocados in my csa every once in a while too, so I don't feel bad about putting the whole avocado in a smoothie or on my sandwich.
11/6/12 1:06 P
Avocados are a source of heart-healthy fats and they are very tasty! Definitely part of a healthy diet.
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I LOVE IT! I need to figure out how to make my guacamole in a smaller version so I can make it for myself only lol. I love to put it on my burgers and in wraps!
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